Inside, the cover story "Recipe of Hope" announces "A postcolonial church rises again from the words and actions of Jesus Christ." The article describes the younger generation quest for faith, the " grassroots of a broad trend in North American church life that has come to be called the Emerging Church. Most view this development, for good or ill, as the result of young people choosing to bypass traditional religious institutions as they express their Christian faith in the language and forms of the new and emerging postmodern culture in which they have grown up."
A large portion of the article is dedicated to Brian McLaren as the "theologian of choice", for emergents in Canada and the U.S. McLaren speaks of "The kingdom of God is at hand", but instead of calling for repentance, McLaren paints the political picture of the social gospel.
McClaren continues, "There's no one correct way of shaping our life together. Whether it's café churches or mega-churches, Presbyterian cathedrals or spontaneous house churches, art gallery churches or communities that come out of the new monasticism — I'm excited to see so much variety and difference. The Spirit is generating fresh enthusiasm through it all."
Shaping our life together? Is that the call of the Bride of Christ? There is only One Faith, One Lord, One Way, through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
We would do well to abandon our imaginations and return to the Word of God to seek His Face, and His Way.